Friday, April 24, 2009

Sex and the iWorld

Religion and politics—two subjects that may make some uncomfortable to speak of. Reverend Dale S. Kuehne (pronounced Keen), pastor, associate professor, and author of Sex and the iWorld: Rethinking Relationship beyond an Age of Individualism, hit those two hot topics head-on during chapel last week.
“As a politics professor I am supposed to say ‘no comment,’” said Kuehne in relation to several issues surrounding sex. “But as a reverend, I can’t say ‘no comment.’”
Kuehne’s thesis is that the biblical teaching for sex between a man and a woman is good news for everyone. Kuehne noted that we are resident aliens who are increasingly alienated. “We are surprisingly mute in this ‘I’ world of individualism,” Kuehne said.
Looking to the last verse in Judges (21:25), which says, “In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit,” Kuehne commented that our culture today believes if we argue against same-sex marriages or relationships, we are denying them their opportunity for fulfillment.
“This is an example of how Christians mimic actions of our culture,” said Kuehne. “The issue isn’t about the sex; the issue is that it creates such loneliness, and whether or not we believe that sexual relations between men and women are good for everyone.” Sexuality won’t bring you fulfillment. “The only thing that can satisfy you by filling the hole in your heart is God. And if He is filling your hole, then  you won’t ask anything or anyone else to be God,” said Kuehne.

No comments: